Bachelor in Public Administration, Drake University, 1980. Master of Arts in Public Administration, Mankato State University, 1988.
Administrative intern, City of Barrington, Illinois, 1976-1978; administrative assistant, City of Altoona, Iowa., 1979-1980; administrative intern, City of Des Moines, 1980; city manager, City of Milaca, Minnesota, 1980-1982; city manager, City of Slater, Minnesota, 1982-1984; city manager, City of Taft, Texas, 1984-1986; city administrator, City of St. Peter, Minnesota, 1986-1991; city administrator, City of Grand Island, Nebraska, since 1991.
Member Nebraska City Management Association, International City Management Association, Rotary (president St. Peter club 1990, Paul Harris fellow).
Married Cindy J. Baldwin, March 26, 1982. Children: Zachary Z. II, Gregory R.